By Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Manager & County COVID-19 Incident Commander
The focus lately has been on the recent surge of the COVID-19 cases. I have my fingers crossed as it looks like we are trending down in many areas. Hospitalizations in our region is decreasing and statewide, after peaking on May 3rd at 351, have been dropping each day and yesterday the state hospital COVID bed count was at 318.
COVID Positive cases for Tillamook County also appear to be trending downward. My unofficial totals show we had 16 positive cases last week, from Sunday the 2th thru yesterday the 9th. This is the lowest weekly count, by my unofficial totals, since the first week in March. This total, added to last week’s total (25), equals less than the 45 count that would push us up and out of Moderate Risk into the High Risk category. Again, this is my unofficial count, but it appears we would remain in the Moderate Risk category. The Governor’s office will announce the “official” standing tomorrow. If there is a change, it would take place on Friday the 14th.